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The Unknown Errors of Our Lives by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Paperback 267pp, US $13. This book is a collection of nine stories, all exploring the in-between space occupied by first-generation immigrants. These set of stories mostly have characters born in India and then migrating to the United States. The inevitable clash -- of the two cultures, of the two belief systems and of the two very different philosophies is what Divakaruni exploits to great effect in these stories. Almost all of them are written in first person (or close third) and thus give the reader a feeling of having known these characters intimately. Ms. Divakaruni, who herself was born in India and now resides in San Francisco, knows both the worlds well and is careful not to take sides. Her great skill in crafting these stories, and in being a great storyteller is what makes these stories memorable and a pleasure to read.
This report prepared by R Prasad








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Inside culture (main char)    -   Indian (Ghandi, not Sitting Bull) Other aspects:    -   immigrant story Culture clash?    -   family young v. old guard Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Outside culture (society)    -   American American Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Indian Indian

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   India

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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